Probably taking the Malay version of the word ‘Inspire’, which is ‘Inspirasi’… Proton has decided to name their latest car ‘Inspira’. The car, which has been touted to be the replacement model of the Waja is based on the Mitsubishi Lancer GT, but reports suggest that it has been tweaked favorably to match local taste, while at the same time boast better enhancements if compared to the Lancer itself. I know, some of you are still very skeptical over Proton’s production line, but take it from a Proton SAGA BLM (S16 in Australia) model owner… they are improving. You can read my review of the SAGA here. (I think I should do another review after almost two years driving the car)
I can’t talk much about the new car until the official launch, but for now, the car does look impressive, or even better than previous ‘spy shot images’. In fact, I love the name ‘Inspira’ which isn’t too ‘foreign’ or ‘local’. It sounds modern and promising to me. So much different than ‘ALGA’ Oppsss…. I mean ALZA. Anyway, the Inspira is expected to burn around RM80k in your bank accounts if you do decide to snatch it up. Well, on a sarcastic note, ‘Inspira’ probably does mean ‘Inspired by Mitsubishi Lancer’.
Anyway, anyone notice something when mentioning Proton’s new line of car model names? No? Try reading here: SAGA, PERSONA, SATRIA, EXORA and now the INSPIRA. Notice how you always end up saying ‘AAAAaaaa’ at the end when mentioning Proton’s new models? Still no?? Ahh.. maybe it’s just me 😛
I will talk more on the car after I see it first hand at a Proton show room after November, 10th.
Till then, what inspires you???? ‘Inspiraaaaaaa……‘
Man, I love the name… hahahah…